Community

Display at GCCC shines light on mental health

Backpacks lie in the GCCC quad on Monday, May 6, as part of the “Send Silence Packing” exhibit designed to raise awareness about mental illness and suicide. By SCOTT AUST Director of Communications/Finney County Economic Development Hundreds of backpacks lined the quad at Garden City Community College on Monday, each […]

Several Cinco de Mayo events set for this week

GARDEN CITY — The Cultural Empowerment & Development Foundation is putting on a four-day Cinco de Mayo celebration in Garden City this week that begins tonight with an appreciation dinner and culminates this weekend with a parade, food and entertainment, and sporting events. Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of […]

Fire Chief Allen Shelton announces retirement

Garden City Fire Department Chief Allen Shelton, middle, accepts the 2018 Fire Chief of the Year award from President of Kansas State Fire Chiefs Association Pat Collins, left, and KSAFC Ex Officio Brad Smith, right. Shelton will retire from the department July 1 after a 44-year career. GARDEN CITY – […]

GCCC to host second Living Room concert May 4

GARDEN CITY — Garden City Community College, in partnership with High Plains Public Radio and the Tumbleweed Festival, are presenting the second Living Room Concert on the GCCC campus at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Beth Tedrow Student Center Portico. A free studio Seminar Master Class will be […]

Women of Purpose award grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Women of Purpose organization hosted its annual award luncheon at the Community Congregational Church on April 10. GARDEN CITY — The Women of Purpose awarded a $5,000 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters during the organization’s annual award luncheon on April 10. According to a news release, the grant […]

Finney County storm spotter training available

The National Weather Service in Dodge City will conduct storm spotter training in Finney County on Thursday, April 18, at the Finney County 4H Building. Sessions are scheduled for 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. presented by Jeff Hutton, NWS warning coordination meteorologist. The National Weather Service in Dodge City provides storm […]

FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to visit GC

GARDEN CITY — Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland is bringing the FutureMaker Mobile Learning Lab to Garden City next week, offering students the opportunity to experience actual and virtual tools used in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers across the country. WSU Tech and Goodwill Industries of Kansas […]

GCCC marks 100th anniversary of founding

Garden City Community College students gather in the quad Monday, April 1, for a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the public vote that created the college. By SCOTT AUST Finney County Economic Development Director of Communications GARDEN CITY — Under a gorgeous April sky, Garden City Community College on […]

Annual GCCC scholarship auction fast approaching

This 2019 Chevy Camaro will be raffled away as part of this year’s Garden City Community College Endowment Association scholarship auction. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at the Finney County Exhibition Building. Admission wristbands are on sale now for $25 and must be purchased in […]

Annual two-week citywide spring clean up set to begin

GARDEN CITY — Garden City’s annual two-week spring cleanup kicks off Monday, providing residents an opportunity to get rid of the clutter hanging around their homes and property. The free pick-up is for residential areas only, not businesses. The cleanup continues through April 12, with the city broken up into […]